TAG: Recycled plastic

Rethinking The Walls

Rethinking The Walls

Walls have more options than to be covered only in coats of paint. Designing a wall space around lifestyle needs can be done to fit any budget. The following are neat ideas that take flat, dull surfaces and bring them to life. One concept design called Kids Interactive fills a wall surface with tiles meant for tactile play and motor skill development. The tiles are easy to care for, plus it brightens up the wall. If you want to try your hand at tiling, check out this tutorial for DIY mosaic tiles. Anything that will adhere to the walls can… read more

Toys Made From Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs

Toys Made From Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs

Not a fan of plastic toys? If you have children around, you may find that plastic playthings are a little hard to completely steer clear of. However, there are plastic options for toys that don’t make as much of an environmental dent. Toys that are made from milk jugs are becoming a popular alternative to newly produced ones. Many companies are offering items that are constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers as a more eco friendly option to traditional substances used for toy making. The plastic used to produce milk containers is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE) and is… read more

Milk: Plastic or Glass?

Milk: Plastic or Glass?

Deciphering between packaging for items like milk, a beverage staple in many households, can sometimes be confusing if you are trying to purchase the most eco-friendly choice. Probably the most prevalent milk container in the U.S. is the plastic variety, usually made from HDPE, or No. 2 plastic. Though this is a recyclable plastic, milk containers are not reprocessed into new ones due to regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about using new packaging for foods for safety reasons.Therefore, recycled plastic milk containers are usually turned into things like toothbrushes and toys. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency… read more